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How Could A Paramedic Deal With A Compound Shin Fracture
Stabilization: If the skin is intact, the pre-hospital treatment for any extremity fracture is stabilization. Ambulances typically carry either padded-board splints and/or vacuum splints; which can be used to prevent the leg from moving and causing further injury. If the skin is broken, the leg is immobilized in a similar fashion with care given to control bleeding. Pain medication may also be given as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
How would you treat a spiral finger fracture? I read this phrase as part of another q/a -- "a leash or rope injury with torque or rotatory force on a finger will cause a spiral fracture of a metacarpal. A fracture of a phalanx." this is exactly what happ
If : If this has just happened (like in the last week) you should see a hand surgeon. If your finger already twists when you bend it, it will heal in this position unless reduced. Spiral fractures can often be treated with wires (temporary) after reduction or sometimes with plates and/or screws. See a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How will I be out of sports with a sprained ankle (either a grade 2 or 3 sprain) and a fractured fibula with two subtle breaks?
It takes about: 6-8 weeks for bone to heal. Assuming it did heal in that time, I would recommend another few weeks before getting back int anything competitive. But, this all depends on your xrays and clinical findings. At the end of the day, its whst your treating doc decides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: Most likely surgery to stabilize the fragments. ...Read more
Can a person with a tibial or a fibula stress fracture (shin splints) still walk or is almost impossible?
fracture vs bruise: You need an evaluation by a doctor and likely an xray. Usually you cannot walk on a broken femur, while you can on a bruise. ...Read more
Carefully: If the break is stable or has been surgically fixed , just having wheel chair assistance should be adequate. If not you might need air ambulance for transport. ...Read more
A lot of medical websites say that a "boot or short walking cast" can be used to help heal an ankle impingement. Is this true? If it is how long?
Could happen.: Depends on the force & angle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get evaluated: I would recommend seeing a doctor. You should have an xray to make sure it's only a sprain and not worse. If it's truly a sprain, your doctor may immobilize you in an ankle brace, offload with crutches, and recommend simple things like rice therapy; rest, ice, compression wraps and elevation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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